Making Out with the Media: EW and Variety Blogs Dissected

EW: The Effect of Heath Ledger’s Death on The Dark Knight’s Advertising
Very typical piece that is super-respectful of Ledger, tries to find humor in poking fun at Michael Caine’s portrayal of Alfred, and really doesn’t go into the tough decisions that the marketing team had to make because apparently, even they don’t want to talk about Ledger’s death. Then again, only nuts like me are into learning about marketing decisions.

EW: The 25 Faces of Eddie Murphy
Looking through this overview of Murphy’s career makes me realize that:
a) I’ve seen and liked more Eddie Murphy movies that I thought I did
b) The only one I haven’t seen yet that I want to see is Dreamgirls
Readers are encouraged to vote on their favorite characters of his. Currently, the highest score goes to Shrek and its sequels and the lowest score is for The Adventures of Pluto Nash.

Wilshire & Washington: LA’s Outfest 2008 to Feature Political Programming
Only briefly talks Saturday’s political panel which will feature a Democratic California state senator, an Obama campaigner, and someone from Courage Campaign talking about gay and lesbian rights. Doesn’t mention anything about the actual films in the festival, which include a heart-warmer about a 15-year old’s introduction to politics and Dan Butler (Bulldog from TV’s Frasier)’s growing love for Karl Rove, the latter of which I really want to see now.

Posted on July 9, 2008 at 06:49 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by Gordon McAlpin
    on 2008-07-09 at 07:33
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    Awesome. I just re-watched Eddie Murphy: Raw again the other day. It hurts my soul when I see dumbasses on the internet knock Eddie Murphy. He’s (very clearly) past the point of making great movies in Hollywood, but he’s done some absolutely fucking brilliant work in the past.

    P.S. The blogosphere’s circle jerk over his supposed retirement is (typically) premature.

  2. Written by MC
    on 2008-07-09 at 11:57
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    I like a lot of Eddie Murphy’s early work… but I do believe that he is getting ripped fairly for his latter day sins… especially the work he is doing with Brian Robbins.

    I think the last live action movie that I really liked was the same movie which represents the last movie I liked Steve Martin in… Bowfinger.

  3. Written by Aaron
    on 2008-07-10 at 04:14
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    Okay, I absolutely agree that his recent stuff has been largely crap, but I think the awesome stuff he used to do was awesome and I keep praying that they’ll find a way to tap into that stuff again!

  4. Written by MC
    on 2008-07-11 at 12:49
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    HE can do that with 3 simple words: R-Rated Comedy

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